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Entrepreneurs Panel

Julie Meyer
Jeremy Roberts
Debbie Pierce
Charlie Mullins
Michael Oliver
Laura Tenison
David Pollock
Tony Caldeira
Brian Hay
Steve Purdham
Richard O'Sullivan
Jennie Johnson

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Expenditure on acquisitions in the UK by foreign companies increased from £8.3 billion in quarter four 2008 to £12.3 billion in quarter one 2009. However, latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show, the number of transactions fell to 23, the lowest level reported since quarter two 1990.

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of NonExecutiveDirectors.com, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.